New England Family Histories and Genealogies: States of Maine and Rhode Island - Lu Verne V. Hall and Donald O. Virdin. This handy guidebook to existing published works belongs in the library of anyone searching for their New England ancestors or researching Maine and/or Rhode Island family histories and genealogies. The authors have researched and compiled this valuable bibliographic reference tool from the abundance of genealogical works about Maine and Rhode Island family histories and genealogies that are available to the public. The text is divided into two sections with listings of major libraries (including codes to library abbreviations and a brief glossary) and genealogical societies, a bibliography and an index of full names for each state. Bibliographic references are grouped alphabetically by family name, with titles arranged alphabetically by author. Individual book listings contain author, publisher and publication date (as available). (2000), 2010, 5½x8½, paper, index, 178 pp.